I actually got this as a reward for filling out surveys. It looked a little bigger in the brochure. My intention was to use it to vaccum out the car as a quick touch-up. However, it is quite smalI. I admit I had a hard time finding a purpose for it in my home for a while. It is not extremely powerful, and it sits on a little charger in my kitchen, taking up space, waiting for a job to do. I realized that it is best at picking up crumbs, seeing as I have two children under 4. I use it to spruce up the living area when the children are allowed to snack in there. It picks up popcorn bits after movie night. It tidies up the computer keyboard and desk area where I, admittedly, often snack. Not good with dust, or dirt for that matter. But I really like this machine. My older child likes to use it because it is fun to use and easy to empty. Getting a teenager to clean up is quite a feat, so I appreciate it for that alone. Let's just say it's worth it's weight.